A friend of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's claimed the couple is open to spending the holidays with King Charles. However, shortly after the news broke, a royal guest list was leaked to a British outlet, and the Sussexes weren't included.
Charles' pal discussed the royal plans in an interview.
“Charles and his team were never going to be bounced into inviting Harry and Meghan. When an invite does come, it will be carefully thought-through and it will be on his terms," the insider told a publication.
They later noted William and Kate won't “sign up” for spending the season with the Sussexes because it's “total humiliation.”
“It frustrates him that personal issues intrude on the public duty," the source revealed. "He’d much rather the focus was on his work, not the soap opera of the private life. It is always frustrating when family dynamics overshadow the public role.”
On Charles' 75th birthday, various British papers announced Harry and Meghan spoke to him on the big day. Although the source wasn't named, a member of Charles' camp believes the Sussexes notified journalists of the conversation.
“Who briefs the media about a phone call to their dad?” a former courtier pondered. “It’s all PR to Harry and Meghan."
“He absolutely f------ hates him,” a source said.
“Harry sold his family out to the media for millions of dollars, and William can’t forgive that breach of trust,” they continued.
"How would you feel if your best friend decided to reveal all your personal secrets to the newspapers?" they questioned. "Well, multiply that by a thousand."
In a January interview, Harry demanded his loved ones say "sorry" publicly, but people close to the Windsors don't envision that happening.